Bamboo canvases have recently been actively used by designers to create an original interior in the room. They have good wear resistance, and most importantly - it's still a natural finishing material. In addition, with their help you can realize the most daring design solutions.
Cloth from bamboo: a brief description
Decorative and finishing material is characterized as bamboo wallpaper. They are produced in rolls and are used mainly to create an original interior.
The basis of the canvas is gauze technical. It is applied to the bamboo lamellae (planochki), which are of different colors and widths.
Depending on whether from the inner or outer part of the trunk are made slats, the wallpaper is divided into two main types. The rolls are produced in various lengths (minimum 5 and 15 m) and widths (from 0.9 m to a maximum of 2.5 m). The width of the lamellae (planochek) varies from 3.5 to 20 millimeters. Although if the wallpaper is made by pressing, the width of these strips can reach even 100 millimeters.
Bamboo canvas in the interior
The above-mentioned finishing material is characterized by an unlimited scope of application. It is actively used for decoration of walls, furniture, ceiling.
Bamboo canvases are used in different directions of interior design:
- african and Asian (Japanese and Chinese) styles;
- ecological direction, when wallpaper of bamboo is combined in the interior with other natural materials (stone, ceramic tile, clay);
- californian and Mediterranean styles;
- functional interior and minimalism.
This canvas is cut with a clerical knife along the slats. If you need to cut it across, you are already using a hacksaw with a small tooth. On the surface, the material is applied by gluing. It should be noted that special glue has been developed for bamboo wallpaper. It easily glues the canvas even to ordinary brick, is environmentally friendly, is made on the basis of rubber and diluted with a usual solvent.
Adhesive must be applied to the canvas with a notched trowel and for another 5 minutes, you can freely adjust the position of the wallpaper, since the time of its action is only after this time.
Types of bamboo cloth
Wallpaper from the inside of the barrel is made of bamboo lamellas, which are almost perfectly polished on all sides. They are well fixed on the basis.
These bamboo canvases are divided into three main types:
- tinted or dark;
- wenge wallpaper;
- natural, that is, light.
Dark canvases are obtained by heating bamboo to a temperature that is slightly above 60 degrees Celsius. In such conditions, the above material changes color.
Coloring of wenge linen bamboo is obtained only in the case of dyeing light wallpaper.
This manufacturer can cover the building material with a special varnish or do not apply it. If the canvas of bamboo is not varnished, then in the future you can get good shades when it is tinted.
These wallpapers from the outside of the trunk are characterized by a fairly good and pronounced structure of the bamboo trunk. These canvases are divided into these types:
- green or lime colors;
- vanilla, that is, with a slight yellow tinge;
In addition to the difference in colors, the bamboo canvas from the outer part of the trunk can have some tinted spots. This kind of wallpaper called tortoiseshell.
It is known that the production of canvases from bamboo does not stand still. More recently, manufacturers have released a new type of wallpaper from the above material. These are the so-called pressed bamboo canvases. The latter, unlike their predecessors, are distinguished by higher quality, increased strength, sound absorption and wear resistance.
Advantages of bamboo wallpaper
This finishing material is characterized by some main features:
- it is environmentally friendly, that is non-toxic;
- possesses excellent noise and heat insulation;
- practically not exposed to the negative influence of time;
- has good resistance to burnout;
- possesses dustproof properties;
- additionally processed with special substances that reliably protect the wallpaper from moths.
How to care for bamboo wallpaper?
Bamboo sheets are cleaned very easily. They repel dust well.
Experts recommend wiping bamboo cloth with a slightly moistened sponge or soft cloth. They can also be further treated with a vacuum cleaner using a special soft brush.
In case of need, it is allowed to process wallpaper from bamboo with tools that are intended for the care of wooden furniture.
Reviews of bamboo wallpaper
You can meet quite a lot of people's responses, which used to decorate walls and ceilings with a bamboo canvas. Their testimonials indicate that this is a very convenient and practical finishing material. Just take care of him.
In addition, as consumers note, this finishing material is universal. In any interior, you can easily fit a bamboo cloth. The price of wallpaper depends on their width and type. For example, a bamboo canvas with a width of 1800 mm costs 1150 rubles. The same wallpaper, but the width of 900 mm, you can buy a lot cheaper - for 720 rubles.
But, as consumers note, the cost of this finishing material in comparison with other wallpapers is high. Producers are justified in this case by the fact that natural materials cost cheap, of course, can not.
Finishing with bamboo leaf of walls and ceilings, as consumers note, is not difficult. Usually the material is accompanied by instructions for use. People claim to have glued these wallpapers and on an uneven surface, and on a cement base, and on a tree. In any case, there were no problems. Bamboo cloths are glued well, only you need to use special glue.
Wallpaper of bamboo are easy to operate and are distinguished by a special exquisite appearance. Therefore, they attract the views of both professional designers and ordinary consumers who are trying to create in their premises an exquisite and unique interior.